So, last week in all the glory of the beautiful weather we were having (before the snow, which in case your wondering, has mostly melted...can I get a WOO HOO!!!) I went and made this:
Oh so pretty!
An Easter door hanging for my front door! I just felt like making something Spring-y since we were having such nice weather, 'were' being the operative word :) Aaah, how warmer weather just puts you in a happy place! I was totally in the mood for some pastel colors and thought pink and green were the way to go...what do you think?
Anyways, I thought I'd show you what I did in case the warm Spring-y weather has put you in a good mood too and you want to make one for your home!
Lettered Ribbon Door Hanging
1 roll of 3 inch wide ribbon (my roll was 3 yards in length and I used most of that sucker too!)
unfinished wood letters (to spell whatever word you want to hang)
spray paint (I used Rustoleum American Accents in Sweet Pea)
fabric glue or hot glue and gun
needle and thread (mine was a light-colored thread to blend in with the ribbon)
Here's a look-sie at some of what I used to do the project.
OK, so get some newspaper and head outside to do your spray painting...fumes are just no good here, especially if your preggie like me. And a pink yard would just be double no good for my hubby to see when he comes home from work.
Spray your letters with nice even strokes to get good coverage. I did three coats that were applied about 3 minutes apart...as per instructions on my can of spray paint :) I also flipped mine over and did the backs although you can totally skip this since you'll never have to look at the backside! Save yourself the time.
Once your letters are dry, cut a yard of your ribbon (or you may need it longer to spell a different word) and evenly space out the letters. Then fabric glue or hot glue them in place. Make sure you have a nice tail of ribbon at the bottom and top too!
I cut the bottom of my ribbon into a v-shape cause I thought it gave it a nice, finished look...but really do whatever you like, I won't get mad ;)
Then, glue the ends together to make the loops of your bow.
Then, cut another smaller 3-inch piece of ribbon to decorate the center of your bow. Just glue the ends together like we did above and set aside.
Take your needle and thread and stitch the bow loops, all criss-crossed and such, like in the picture above.
Then, glue the bow to the top tail portion of your ribbon with the letters glued on to it.
Next, add a dab of glue to the center of the bow (right on top of your stitching)...
Go hang on your door or a pretty wall!
...and just ignore the little boy banging done to my front door :)
Kids can be so brutal *sigh*
...and I think it's off to nap time by the looks of my Noah, sweet maniac of a little boy that he is!